Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Romanian filmmaker Lucian Pintilie directs the low-key drama Niki and Flo. An aging military officer Niki Ardelean (Victor Rebengiuc) lives in Bucharest with his ill wife, Poucha (Coca Bloos). His son, Mihai (Marius Galea) was just killed in an accident, and his daughter, Angela (Dorina Chiriac), is pregnant. She has recently been married to Eugen Tufaru (Serban Pavlu), the son of Niki's best friend Florian (Razvan Vasilescu). Niki disagrees with Flo on many counts, especially when Angela and Eugen plan to move to the U.S. His tension increases after the events of 9/11, leading to the conclusion on National Army Day in October. Niki and Flo premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.